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"My tummy is flat and firm again, and I love how I look."

What is a tummy tuck?

Aging, pregnancy, and massive weight loss can all lead to distortions in the abdomen that are notoriously difficult to address through dieting and exercise alone. Sagging skin, excess fat, and separated six-pack muscles can cause the figure to appear out of balance, resulting in undue self-consciousness and social apprehension. 

Luckily, there is a safe, effective solution known as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Dr. Tseng performs a tummy tuck in Kirkland, a surgical procedure to tone and sculpt the lower torso, creating a more youthful, streamlined physique. Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction to contour the belly and slim your curves further. During surgery, the belly button is also repositioned in a more flattering location. 

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How is a Tummy Tuck Performed in Kirkland?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, ensuring a pain-free experience. Dr. Tseng carefully places the incisions along the lower abdomen, so that tummy tuck scars are hidden by clothing, even a bikini. This incision placement is an access point for removing fat with liposuction and tightening muscles. Excess skin is trimmed away, and the remaining tissue is optimally positioned.

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Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?

Good candidates for abdominoplasty understand that a tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure. It is a body sculpting, fat loss technique that can help bridge the gap between exercise and your ideal self-image. Clients should be healthy non-smokers at or close to their perfect weight but concerned about bulges and loose skin in the belly. They should have realistic expectations for their results based on their private consultation with Dr. Tseng. Women planning to get pregnant should consider postponing their tummy tuck until after they are done having children.

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What can a tummy tuck do for my figure?

Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery that can resolve many common aesthetic concerns. These include:

Say goodbye to stubborn belly fat

For a person who exercises and eats a healthy diet, that highly visible midsection bulge may remain and appears impossible to resolve. A tummy tuck surgery includes liposuction and tightening the underlying muscles structure to slim and smooth the abdominal area.

Stretch mark removal

Stretch marks cannot be resolved without surgery. Topical serums and laser or other treatments can make them less visible – yet they remain. However, the only way to eliminate stretch marks on the abdomen is to remove the affected skin. During the tummy tuck procedure, our surgeon removes excess sagging skin from the lower abdomen, the area that stretch marks from pregnancy or weight gain most often appear.

Tone your abdomen

Muscles in the abdominal area often stretch or separate (diastasis recti) with age. The saggy, bulging look can become worsened after pregnancy, weight gain, or due to aging. During his tummy tuck procedure in Kirkland, Dr. Tseng will tighten loose muscles, shaping and firming the abdomen.

Improve your confidence

The greatest benefit of any plastic surgery is the feeling of confidence you experience with a flat, firm, youthful tummy zone.

"My tummy tuck made me look so much younger!"

What is the cost of a tummy tuck in Kirkland?

A tummy tuck surgery is not a one-procedure-fits-all treatment. The surgery is personalized to your unique aesthetic concerns and anatomical needs. Therefore, costs may vary from patient to patient, based on the extent of the work performed and on whether you undergo any additional cosmetic treatments at the same time as your abdominoplasty. Fees will include your surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, facility fees, postoperative garment fees, and others. If required, our team can assist you in applying for financing from an array of trusted healthcare lenders.

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Dr. Tseng is committed to the highest level of patient satisfaction with the results of a procedure. With the Vectra imaging system, a 3D model of your face, breasts, or body allows you to see, with clarity, how a procedure will appear – on you. The Vectra Imaging system allows for a higher level of precision in planning a procedure for a result that reflects your desires.

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A tummy tuck in Kirkland – what should you expect?

Your surgery will be performed under the most stringent health and safety guidelines and procedures. You will arrive on your surgical date, dressed in loose clothing. You will be prepped for surgery, and general anesthesia administered. The incision will be carefully placed, extending from hip to hip. Through this incision, excess fat is removed with liposuction, and the underlying muscle structure tightened. If your abdominal muscles have separated, they will be brought together and tightened surgically. Stretch marks and excess skin on the lower abdomen are removed, and the belly button is repositioned, so it appears in a youthful location. The incisions are meticulously closed with sutures, and the procedure is complete. A tummy tuck will require several hours to complete.

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What is the recovery after a tummy tuck like?

After your procedure, you should plan for at minimum two weeks off work or other activities. Use the time to rest and allow your body to heal. You can expect some swelling and bruising. The treated area will be protected and held in place with a compression garment.

As soon as possible, you should be up and taking gentle walks to stimulate blood circulation. In the first few days, you will need assistance, so arrange a trusted friend or family member to stay with you.

You will have prescription pain meds to keep you comfortable and a course of antibiotics to ward off infection. You must avoid any body position that puts stress on the incisions, including lifting, stretching, bending, or standing up straight. The discomfort, swelling, and bruising fades over time and is typically gone within three to four weeks, at which time you can resume light activities. The full recovery takes in the range of six weeks, with the surgical scars fading in the months ahead. You will be able to enjoy your newly slimmed look and wear tight clothing with confidence!

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Mark H. Tseng, M.D.

Why choose Dr. Tseng for a tummy tuck in Kirkland?

If you have decided that you can no longer live with a bulging, loose abdomen, you want your surgeon to achieve a result that brings you confidence in all the years ahead. Dr. Mark Tseng has 17 years in practice and is among the most educated and experienced plastic surgeons in the Auburn area. He is honest, open, and dedicated to achieving exceptional results through custom surgeries. His reputation is excellent, and his prices affordable. For world-class results, we invite you to meet with Dr. Tseng in a free consultation for his tummy tuck surgery in Kirkland.

A sculpted abdomen is just a phone call away

You do not need to just dream of having a slimmer, firmer, more youthful abdomen. Take the first step and call Mark H. Tseng, MD, to schedule a private consultation.

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For the ultimate VIP experience, The Starlight Method was developed by Dr. Tseng to offer discerning clients a customized set of groundbreaking pre-op, post-op, and maintenance treatments. Your journey will be personally managed by Dr. Tseng, who will deliver a range of treatments to speed healing, strengthen muscles, shed residual fat, limit scarring, and help you maintain the beauty of your results for longer.

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